Resources for nurses supporting people approaching death

  • Services Australia website has information on what to do when someone dies. This can guide you in the tasks that follow such as registering the death and finalising an estate.
  • The Better Health Channel website has information on what to do after someone dies. A fact sheet that covers practical things such as funerals, where to get help and dealing with grief.
  • The NSW Government has an information sheet for Nurses on verification of death (873kb pdf) that outlines roles and responsibilities.
  • To understand more about the procedure of a post mortem visit the SA coroner’s office website for consumers on Post Mortems.
  • Visit the CareSearch website section ‘At the End’ for information suitable for patients and carers.
  • The Palliative Care Australia website has a leaflet on The dying process that explains the changes that you may notice and the signs to look for that death has occurred.
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